This is part of a post that I did last year and I am republishing it today because it means a lot to me, and it will forever be true.
I think of myself a lot in my life (sometimes that's good and sometimes it's not). But today is a day when I am especially aware of others. They have my utmost respect and they teach me how to be a better mother through their courage and love for their children.
No matter what, being a mom is divine, it brings a lot of gifts and a lot of Love under many different guises. And it's celebration today brings many joys.
But today is also a day to take time to remember and send Love to
mothers who are truly suffering all over the world, on a day that maybe
belongs to them, more than any of us
Mothers in shelters. Mothers separated from their children for reasons
they don't understand. Mothers grieving at the graves of departed
children gone before their time and mothers sitting at the beds of
terminally ill children. Mothers in prison and mothers separated from
their children because of their own addictions. Mothers without hope who are mourning
children who have been taken by spouses who's whereabouts are not known. Mothers holding hungry babies in refugee camps.
Mothers trying to console children hurt in ways neither they nor we can
reason nor change. Mothers who have been forgotten by their children today. All mothers suffering every where in this world.
And most especially to mothers who today have lost a child.
It is an honor to acknowledge them today and to wish them peace and Love and solace.
My best love to all mothers everywhere in this great big world.